Immunohistochemical analysis of adhesive papillae of Clavelina lepadiformis (Müller, 1776) and Clavelina phlegraea (Salfi, 1929) (Tunicata, Ascidiacea).

@article{Pennati2009ImmunohistochemicalAO,
  title={Immunohistochemical analysis of adhesive papillae of Clavelina lepadiformis (M{\"u}ller, 1776) and Clavelina phlegraea (Salfi, 1929) (Tunicata, Ascidiacea).},
  author={Roberta Pennati and Silvia Groppelli and Fiorenza de Bernardi and Francesco Mastrototaro and Giuliana Zega},
  journal={European journal of histochemistry : EJH},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          25-34
        }
}
Almost all ascidian larvae bear three mucus secreting and sensory organs, the adhesive papillae, at the anterior end of the trunk, which play an important role during the settlement phase. The morphology and the cellular composition of these organs varies greatly in the different species. The larvae of the Clavelina genus bear simple bulbous papillae, which are considered to have only a secretory function. We analysed the adhesive papillae of two species belonging to this genus, C. lepadiformis… Expand
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